Looking for descendents of Jan/John Nehring, b. Polish speaking area of Germany (probably West Prussia).Immigrated most probably to Canada, because his kids were orphaned in US, but there's no record of them ever coming into US with parents...they came one at a time after becoming old enough to cross the border unsupervised.
Story is that supposedly their father died and the mother was unable to care for them and sold them off.Have found three of the kids...Magdelana (Bay City, MI) m. Suminski, Fred (Gladwin Co, MI) and Stephen b. 12/25/1865 (Portsmouth Twp, Bay Co, MI).
Surname often slaughtered as they were basically illiterate children who learned English after getting here...so name has been found as Nering, Nerring, Nearing, Neering and Nehring.